Iced Tea

Iced Tea is simple to make and makes a refreshing, lower sugar beverage option for warmer days.

3 cups of water with 3 teaspoons of loose jasmine green tea and 1 teaspoon of peppermint tea (both from WP) brewed in a pot then strained into a jug with 1 cup sugar (adjust to taste), 5 cups cold water and 1/4 cup of fresh lemon juice. Serve over ice and garnish with mint leaves and lemon wedges.


Shortbread Biscuits with flowers

These are perfect for a high tea or even just a cute little snack!

Ingredients

– 250g butter, softened

– 1/2 cup of caster sugar

– 3 cups of plain flour

– 1 tbs of dried flowers, we have used lavender & rose petals

Method

1. Place butter and sugar into a bowl of an electric mixer. Mix on a medium speedier 5-7 mins or until it is light and creamy

2. Reduce the speed of the mixer and gradually add flour 1/2 a cup at a time. After the flour is all added mix for 30 seconds or until the mix looks like a dough.

3. Spoon the mixture onto a lightly floured bench and roll to form a ball

4. Roll the dough until it is ~5mm thick and cut into the desired shape with a cookie cutter. Put the shortbread on a lined baking tray. Sprinkle on dried flowers and lightly press them into the dough.

5. Bake for 10-12 mins @160C or until lightly golden

Happy baking 😊


Overnight oats recipe

Ingredients

– 1/2 cup of rolled oats

– 1 tbs chia seeds

– 1 tbsp maple syrup

– 1/4 tsp vanilla extract

– 1/4 cup of yoghurt

– 1/2 cup of milk ( I used almond milk)

* I also added 1 tbs of choc hazelnut butter

Method

– Combine all the ingredients and stir until combined

– Leave in the fridge overnight

– Top with extra yoghurt, strawberries, choc bits and nuts 😍


Cinnamon lip scrub

Lip scrubs are fast becoming a skincare staple! Using a lip scrub will help you get rid of the flakes and old dead skin cells and improve the texture and appearance of your skin. Exfoliating your lips properly will allow the moisture from lip balms to actually get in there and penetrate the skin instead of sitting on top of a flaked mess. So to get the most hydration out of your lip balm, make sure you exfoliate first!

Ingredients

➭ 2 tsp cinnamon powder

➭ 1 tbs of honey ( or you can use aloe vera)

➭ 1 tbs olive or coconut oil

➭ 4 tbsp brown or raw sugar

Method

Mix all the ingredients until they form a grainy paste. You can make the scrub courser or softer depending on the liquid to sugar ratio, to suit your needs. Store in an airtight container 😁


Chickpea Omelette recipe

✅Vegan ✅Gluten-Free ✅Nut-free ✅Soy-free

Ingredients

– 1 tbs (7g) ground flax seeds

– 3 tbs (45ml) water

– 1/2 cup (45g) chickpea flour (besan flour)

– 1/2 cup (120ml) unsweetened plant-based milk

– 1 tbs (10g) nutritional yeast

– 1/4 tsp onion powder

– 1/4 tsp garlic powder

– 1/4 tsp salt

– 1/8 tsp black pepper

– 1 tbs (15ml) olive oil

Directions

1. In a large bowl, mix together the ground flax seeds and water, set aside to thicken up.

2. When the flaxseed has thickened (about 5 mins) add to a bowl with the chickpea flour, milk, nutritional yeast, onion and garlic powder, salt and pepper, mix until combined.

3. Heat up a large pan over medium heat, add olive oil, and when hot add about two tablespoons of the omelette mixture to create a small, thick omelette. When the omelette bubbles on the top flip and then cook until golden. Repeat with the rest of the mixture.

4. Serve with your favourite breakfast toppings or sides. I have used mushrooms and cherry tomatoes, garnished with parsley.

ENJOY😋


Dark chocolate almond bar

Ingredients

– 2 1/2 cups of dry roasted almonds

– 300g dark chocolate buttons

– A pinch of salt

Method

– Put the chocolate buttons in a heatproof bowl (glass) over a small pot of boiling water. Once the chocolate has melted, add in the almonds and stir until completely covered.

– line a baking tray with baking paper (reusable of course 😉 ). Spoon the chocolate and nut mixture into the tray and smooth out until it is an even thickness.

– Let it cool at room temperature or in the refrigerator until the chocolate has set. Sprinkle with salt and serve!

So delicious and easy! Great for gifts or just a cheeky snack for yourself.


Vanilla Chai Protein smoothie

If you are looking for a delicious, healthy treat after your workout you have to try this one!

Ingredients 

– 1 1/2 cups of almond milk

– 1 large frozen banana 

– 1 tbs protein powder ( I used our whey protein powder)

– 1-2 tbs chai tea powder or loose leaf tea

– 1/4 tsp vanilla extract 

– Ground cinnamon 

– Chopped banana 

Method 

1. Heat up 1/4 cup of almond milk either in the microwave or on their stove, heat until steaming. Mix in the chai powder or the loose leaves in a tea strainer until combined/ remove the tea strainer

2. Combine chai tea milk, remaining milk, banana, protein powder, and vanilla extract into a blender

3. Blend until smooth and top with fresh banana and cinnamon 

Enjoy 🙂


Gluten-Free sponge cake recipe!!

This recipe is super easy, delicious and is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

Ingredients

500g gluten-free sponge cake mix

225ml of water

2 eggs

Method

Add the sponge mix to the liquid ingredients in a bowl. Mix for 1 minute on low speed using a whisk. Mix for a further 5 minutes on high speed. Pour mixture into a cake tin and bake at 190C until cooked all the way through. I baked the cake in 2 round tins for 20 mins @ 190C and topped with whipped cream and fruit.

TIP Add cocoa to the mix to make it a chocolate sponge!


Cleansing Face Mask

Cleansing face masks are a great way to keep your skin healthy as well as taking some time out of your day for yourself.

Rose face mask recipe:

A tablespoon of White Kaolin clay ( you may need to add a little more or a little less)

A few drops of rose water (DIY by simmering rose petals in water for 20 mins) or plain water

Mix until all clumps are dissolved and it is a paste-like consistency.

Apply to your face with a brush or your hands. Leave on for 15 mins and then rinse off with water.


Wattleseed and macadamia biscuits

Ingredients 
100g butter

2 tbsp golden syrup

4 tbsp brown sugar

1 tsp ground wattleseed

1/2 cup of rolled oats

1/3 cup of macadamia nuts, chopped

2 cups of plain flour


Method
⭐️ Preheat oven to 220C

⭐️ Melt butter, golden syrup, sugar and wattled in a saucepan over low heat

⭐️ Mix oats with chopped macadamia nuts and flour in a bowl then add wet ingredients

⭐️ Mix until combined. Add a small amount of water to the mixture so it is still crumbly

⭐️ Roll into small balls and press flat on a baking tray

⭐️ Bake for 10 mins or until lightly golden 


The whole family will love them!